It's your first priority, but child and pet safety is often the last thing you think about when choosing window coverings. Did you know that the most common window products in homes are not child safe? Those horizontal blinds that were there when you moved in are a potential strangulation hazard for your little ones. As our infographic shows, accidents still happen with those long cords. 

For kids' sake, we offer a wide array of lifting system options, from cordless and motorized operating systems to retractable lift cords, cord tensioners, and wand controls for enhanced child and pet safety. We also send our products to be tested and certified as Best for Kids™.


The newly launched best for Best for Kids™ certification label makes it easy for parents and caregivers to identify products that are best suited for their home. 

To become certified, manufacturers must meet the specified program criteria and submit their window covering products to a designated third party testing laboratory. To pass the tests, the products:

  • have no operating cords
  • inner cords that are not accessible
  • cords that cannot create a hazardous loop or potential wrap-around hazard

The following products have been certified Best for Kids™:

Allure® Transitional Shades with Accu-Rise®
Allure® Transitional Shades motorized
Allure® Transitional Shades motorized with Auto-Wand™
Essential Beginnings™ Roman Shades with CareRING™ Cordless
Genesis® motorized with Auto-Wand™
Genesis® Roller Shades motorized
Genesis® Roller Shades with EZ Lift™ 
Genesis® Roman Shades with CareRING™ Cordless
Interior Masterpieces® Roman Shades with CareRING™ Cordless
Manh Truc® Roman Shades with CareRING™ Cordless
Parasol® Cellular Shades with Accu-Rise®
Parasol® Cellular Shades motorized with Auto-Lift®
Tenera® Sheer Shadings motorized with Auto-Lift®

Classic Collection™ Aluminum Blinds with Accu-Rise®
Classic Collection™ Aluminum Blinds with Lift & Lock™(Available only on 2")
Fidelis® Faux Wood Blinds with Accu-Rise®
Fidelis® Faux Wood Blinds with Lift & Lock™(Available only on 2")
Heartland Wood® Wood Blinds with Accu-Rise®
Heartland Wood® Wood Blinds with Lift & Lock™ (Available only on 2")
Wonderwood® Faux Wood Blinds with Lift & Lock™(Available only on 2")

Parke™ Shutters

We are not stopping there! We still send products to be tested, so be sure to check this page for updates. 

More Window fashions from Lafayette offer no exposed cords and are inherently child safe. These products include:

  • Genesis® Panel Track with wand control
  • Manh Truc® Woven Panel Track with wand control
  • Manh Truc® Woven Panel Drape
2019 Child Safety Infographic






Child Safety Warning Label

The window covering industry uses warning tags, labels, and other methods to communicate potential hazards. The warning shown here communicates the important message that cords are a potential strangulation hazard and suggests choosing cordless or inaccessible-cord alternatives. Together with the Window Covering Safety Council, we encourage you to install only cordless window coverings in rooms where children play and sleep. 

All Lafayette products that utilize a clutch system are sent with a Cord Tension Lock. The Cord Tension Lock must be secured to the wall to provide the necessary tension for the shade to operate.

All motorized window treatment products offer child safe operation since the motor unit provides the mechanism for raising and lowering the shade.

For additional information and repair kits for older window covering products, please visit the Window Covering Safety Council.

Lafayette Cord Tension Lock